1891 Loving Cup Gift To Rossiter Raymond

1891 Loving Cup Gift To Rossiter Raymond

This Loving Cup was given by a German contingent to Rossiter Raymond in December of 1891, accompanied by the following letter in German. The cup itself is dated October 1890. In 1920 it was given to Karl Eilers as a remembrance of Rossiter. The Eilers and Raymonds were longtime friends. (In German) — Dieser Liebend Cup wurde von einem deutschen Kontingent an Rossiter Raymond im Dezember 1891 gegeben , durch den folgenden Brief in deutscher Sprache begleitet . Der Becher…

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Note About Anton Eilers Birth

Note About Anton Eilers Birth

This note was dated November 28, 1929, and discussed Anton’s birth. November 28, 1929 Else F Eilers And K. Eilers Ueber Friedrich Anton Eilers Friederich Anton Eilers geboren zu Laufenselden, Nassau, am 14 Januar, 1839, waehrend einer reise der mutter von Mensfelden nach Hof Roedel, dem Besitz seines Vaters. Er besuchte die gymnasien zu weilburg und wiesbaden in Nassau. Studierte in Goettingen und clausthal; kam in Mai, 1859, nach Amerika. Vermaehlte sich am 3ten Mai, 1863, mit Elizabeth Emrich; geboren…

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Eilers Family History from Hans Weber

Eilers Family History from Hans Weber

Hans Weber (married to Anna Eilers — brother-in-law to Karl Eilers) sent this written history of the family from notes he had to Karl Eilers in 1927. Names mentioned: Emma Preu, Emma Karoline Franziska Eilers, Karl Eilers of Ilsenburg, Anna Varges, Anna Tsschnur, Luise Anna Eilers, Friedrich Louis Eilers, Bertha Luders, Friedrich Ernst, Else Fritsch, Karl-Ernst Eilers, Siegfried Eilers, Gunther Eilers, Volkmar Eilers, Rosemarie Eilers, Luise Brandes, Bergrat Brandes (Bergrat Friedrich Brandes). Regarding Brandes: J. Bergrath ‘Hermann’ Brandes was married to Anton’s…

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Wurlitzer-Eilers Family photos June 1908

Wurlitzer-Eilers Family photos June 1908

This family photo of the Wurlitzer family was taken in Cincinnati, Ohio. Family members in the legend below the photo are described from the point of view of the Eilers children (Marguerite, Fritz, and Farny). Hence, “Father” is Karl Eilers, top left. Back Row: Karl Eilers, Howard Wurlitzer, Farny Wurlitzer, Rudolph Wurlitzer, Jr.; Next Row: Raimund Billing Wurlitzer, Helene (Billing) Wurlitzer, Leonie (Wurlitzer) Eilers (on lap Natalie “Patsy” Wurlitzer), Rudolph Wurlitzer, Leonie (Farny) Wurlitzer, Sylvia (Wurlitzer) (Wienberg) Farny (Alice Farny on lap),…

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April 18th, 1921, Sixteen Charges Against the Guggenheims

April 18th, 1921, Sixteen Charges Against the Guggenheims

(See the ten charges presented at the April 6 shareholder meeting, two weeks prior to the below list) SIXTEEN CHARGES SENT TO SHAREHOLDERS BY KARL EILERS APRIL 18, 1921: A few weeks after the 1921 American Smelting shareholder meeting, Karl Eilers published these sixteen charges as part of a shareholder letter. The italic comments were added by Karl. 1. The charge that the affairs of the Company are dominated by the Guggenheims, who are but slightly interested in the Company and have…

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1921 April 6th Resolution Charges

1921 April 6th Resolution Charges

(See expanded list of charges two weeks subsequent to the charges presented below) THE TEN CHARGES ON THE RESOLUTION SUBMITTED AT AMERICAN SMELTING & REFINING’S SHAREHOLDER MEETING IN APRIL OF 1921: The charge that the affairs of the Company are dominated by the Guggenheims, who are but slightly interested in the Company and have large conflicting interests. The purchase, while the Company was under the control of the Guggenheims, of various mining properties from the Guggenheims and their associates for…

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Brief History of Rickard’s time with the Journal

Brief History of Rickard’s time with the Journal

This is a summary of Thomas A. Rickard’s experience at the Engineering & Mining Journal in the early 1900s. ===== After Rothwell’s death in 1901, a publisher named John McGraw bought the Journal in September 1901 for $183,000. He resold it three months later to William Johnston for $283,000, which yielded McGraw a $100,000 profit. William Johnston was a budding entrepreneur who hired T. A. Rickard, a successful mining engineer and a friend and colleague of both Eilers and Raymond….

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1870 Letter from Anton Eilers to William Dielmann

1870 Letter from Anton Eilers to William Dielmann

The letter was written with letterhead from the Engineering & Mining Journal, where Anton and Rossiter Raymond headquartered as Deputy and Commissioner, respectively, for the Mines and Mining Commission In and West of the Rocky Mountains. Anton had just returned from his first trip to Arizona. The letter is in very poor shape and I only had photocopies. The originals are with Nila Savell, whose  husband was descended from Regina Haueser Deilmann and Louis Armbrust.  Regina Haueser original originally married Anton…

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1929 Letter About Anton, Karl, & Luise

1929 Letter About Anton, Karl, & Luise

It’s not clear who wrote this letter. It may have been more of a note to themselves? November 28, 1929 Else F. Eilers And K. Eilers Ueber Friedrich Anton Eilers Friederich Anton Eilers geboren zu Laufenselden, Nassau, am 14 Januar, 1839, waehrend einer reise der mutter von Mensfelden nach Hof Roedel, dem Besitz seines Vaters. Er besuchte die gymnasien zu weilburg und wiesbaden in Nassau. Studierte in Goettingen und clausthal; kam in Mai, 1859, nach Amerika. Vermaehlte sich am 3ten…

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Franz Fohr Biographical Notice

Franz Fohr Biographical Notice

Franz Fohr had been a long time family friend to the Eilers family, since at least 1876. He died at Karl Eilers’ home in Sea Cliff. His biographical notice was written by Walter R. Ingalls for the Engineering & Mining Journal. ================= On July 27, 1919, there passed away a simple, unassuming gentleman, who, throughout his life, allowed his intense modesty to keep himself in the background and during his later years effaced himself so thoroughly that but few of…

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